Easy Does It

A hearty meal can be made in minutes with chicken nuggets and tomato ketchup ...

I saw this classic sweet and sour chicken in the newspaper on Thursday and was very much won over by the 'appetising' photo.  Those days when one is lazy and run out of ideas of what to cook, this is indeed a tasty dish to consider.  

This eliminates the steps of marinating the meat, making a batter, coating the meat and frying it - that's before you even start on the sauce.

Cheats Sweet and Sour Chicken
Ingredients: (serves 2 to 4)

12pcs chicken nuggets
6tbsp tomato ketchup
3tbsp fine sugar
4tbsp water
1tsp white vinegar (I omitted)
A pinch of salt
1/2 tbsp corn flour
2tbsp water
1tbsp cooking oil
1 red onion, large dice
1 yellow pepper, large dice
1 red pepper, large dice
1 tomato, cut into wedges

  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C.  Place chicken nuggets on a foil-lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove and set aside (I deep-fried them)
  2. Place tomato ketchup, sugar, 4 tbsp water, white vinegar and salt in to a bowl and stir to mix.  Set aside.
  3. Mix cornflour with 2 tbsp water in a small bowl.  Set aside.
  4. Place oil in a wok over medium-high heat.  Fry onion and peppers for 3 minutes, or until they start to color slightly.
  5. Add sauce and stir to mix well.  Cook for 4 minutes, or until the sauce comes to a boil.
  6. Add corn flour mixture and stir so that the sauce starts to thicken.
  7. Add nuggets and tomato.  Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  8. Remove to a plate and serve immediately.

(If you want to tweak it to make it spicier, you could also add two tbsp of chili sauce).


  1. I got a feeling all kids are gonna love this dish, hee. Simpe and delish... A busy mum friendly dish. 

  2. Yummy! Yummy! Chris, you just cooked this delicious dish? Nice clicks! I wanted to try this recipe too.

  3. What a great idea using nuggets! The kids would surely like this! Thanks for sharing, wishing you a lovely Sunday!

  4. this is definately one good cheat dish! saves time, saves oil! simply yumm!

  5. HBS - Am very sure the kids will love this.

    Anncoo - thanks. Photos were taken in the evening and was quite pleased with the result too. Quick go and try.

    Angie's Recipes - thank you.

    Kitchen Flavours - Thanks nuggets never fail to please the kids.

    lena - yes saves time, save oil and yummy. haha

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  7. This dish sure looks appealing and appetising.

  8. I like this way of presenting nuggets, the sauce looks delicious.

  9. Kendra Bing - thanks for stopping by.

    Cheah - thank you.

    noobcook - thank you, I like the sauce too.

  10. love your blog! nice, easy and quick recipes! fantastic!


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